Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Sultan Sheikh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani (QS), Sohbat of the 20th of June – Ramadan 2015, Lefke – Cyprus
Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. As-salatu wa s- salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidi l-awwalina wa l-akhirin. Madad ya RasulAllah, madad ya Sadati Ashabi Rasulillah, madad ya Mashaykhina dastur. Madad ya Shaykh Abdullah Faizi d-Daghistani, Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani. Tariqatuna s-sohbah, wa l-khayru fi jam’iyyah. Audhu billahi min ash-shaytani r-rajim.
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. “Ya ayyuha lladhina amanu aminu” (4:136) Allah Azza wa Jalla says: “O you who believe, believe…” (4:136) Because belief is not an easy thing. Ego and shaitan does not want belief. Belief, is the highest station, the station of belief. That’s why He says “O you who believe, believe…” Quranic Verse. You have to strengthen your belief each moment. Everyday you have to strengthen your belief. Belief means to believe in the unseen. Allah Azza wa Jalla sent the most trustworthy among His servants Muhammadu l-Amin – our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), so that he teaches us belief. How will you believe in the unseen? If somebody is trustworthy, then you believe him. Our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) gave that belief to sahabas(companions). He gave it to their hearts. With the weight of that belief, their mothers, their fathers were not more on the scale than their belief. They left their families, their mothers, their fathers and went where the belief was. Our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) was everything to them. That strong belief became a means to give the belief to the Ummah of Muhammad(sallAllahu alayhi wasallam).
There are a lot of verses, “O Arabs do not say ‘we are believers’, say ‘we became Muslims’.” (49:14) Being Muslim is different, belief is different. Whoever takes shahadah is Muslim. But believer he who truly believes, he has strong belief. Muslims, Allah Azza wa Jalla gave everyone a different station. The highest station is station of belief. But the Muslim also must believe in certain things – Allah, Prophet, Angels, Day of Judgment, Resurrection, you know those things. To believe in that, is belief for everyone. But more than that you have to testify to it in words. Real belief comes from the heart. Someone who has reached that belief, nothing affects him. His belief is strong. But the others sometimes they have belief (iman), sometimes not. Sometimes they pray, sometimes they fast, sometimes they don’t fast. They are the weakest ones, they are called ad’afu l-iman.
Real belief as we said is the belief that comes from our Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam). It came from the Sahabas, then it came from mashaykhs. Mashaykhs they plant that belief in the hearts. With the power of that belief Mawlana brought hundreds of thousands and millions of people to the way of Allah. That is the power of belief. That power of belief nothing else has that power – not bombs, nor arms, nothing. When having that belief, nothing can stand in front of it. It is very important.
Allah Azza wa Jalla saying in ayat-ul karima. Audhu billahi min ash-shaitani rajim. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. “Ya ayyuha lladhina amanu aminu”(4:136) What meaning? “O believer, believe.” Because belief, it is the most high thing for human being – to believe what Allah send and what Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said. There is ayat also saying “O Arabs, don’t say “We are believers”. Only say “We are Muslim”.” (49:14) Because when you are saying kalima shahada, you become Muslim. Everybody becomes Muslim. But to be, to go up high for iman, belief, it is need many things. You must fight your ego, you must fight shaitan. Every day you… One second you cannot be rest without make your ego to be not rest. If you are rest, ego coming on you, make your iman weak. But Allah Azza wa Jalla, He give rank for Islam, the high rank iman.
Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), he is most trustful. Because how people they can trust for man? Because he was never lying, never doing wrong thing, never doing any bad thing. So people trusting and accepting what he said. And he put this iman in heart of his sahaba, and sahaba for other ummah until now coming. But it is weak and strong. And some of them by their idea they are going. This is not iman, just they are Muslim. But who are giving iman, strong iman? Mashaykh like Mawlana Sheikh. With his iman, he.. thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands, millions, they believe with him. And they become to this nice way, way of Allah. This is power of iman or belief.
Power of belief, no nothing can stop in front of it. No arm, no bomb, no weapon, nothing stronger than belief. This belief changing from bad end, miserable end, and for to be happy and blessed and lightening. By arms [weapons] you cannot do this. Only you destroy. But with belief you can give life and light and beauty for human being. And this is mission of tariqat and Mashaykh. They are not coming to make people, to kill people, to destroy anything. No, they are coming to build. What they building? The iman, belief in your heart. When it is happened this, everything it will be better for you and for your community, for your… Where you are going, coming, everybody they become benefit from this iman, belief.
Wa min Allahi t-tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.